Morton's Hosts Wine Dinner for Race Week

Some folks prefer chicken wings and beer for Race Week. For others, a four-course wine dinner is more like it. For the latter group, Morton's is here to provide. On May 24, the uptown steakhouse is hosting a wine dinner with special guest Kevin Buckler of Sonoma's Adobe Road Winery. Buckler is a former racecar driver and founder of The Racer's Group, one of the top race teams in the biz. He also owns Adobe Road, which specializes in hand-crafted, small-lot wines.. The dude knows how to live. Anyway, he has been putting together wine dinners across the country to coincide with big races. This one is the Thursday before the Coca Cola 600. The reception begins at 6:30 and seating is at 7. Tickets are $150 per guest and include tax and tip. Make reservations by calling 704-333-2602 or by clicking here.

The menu:

Hors d'oeuvres
Tomato Mozzarella Crostini
Broiled Sea Scallops wrapped in Bacon

Adobe Road, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek, 2009

Salad Course
Mixed Field Greens
Topped with Grilled Colossal Shrimp, Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Apple

Adobe Road, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, 2008

Entree Course
Filet Mignon
Chive Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Tomato Stuffed with Sautéed Spinach
Shiitake Mushrooms

Adobe Road, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2009
Adobe Road, "Bavarian Lion Vineyard," Cabernet Sauvignon, Knight's Valley, 2007

Cheese Course
Green Hill (Jersey Cow Milk Cheese)
Roasted Wild Rice (Gouda)
GoreDawnZola (Gorgonzola)
Snow Drop (Goat Cheese)

Adobe Road, Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley, 2007

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Categories: Dine & Dish, Food + Drink